French Roulette Review, Tutorial, How to Play, How to Win

You can play French Roulette online on this page without registration. French Roulette is just another name for the standard European Roulette with the La Partage rule. La Partage means ‘The Divide’ and what it does is that instead of losing all your bet when the ball lands on zero, you will only lose half of it (only applies to even-money bets*). Associating roulette with France is understandable, because that’s where it was invented in the 17th century (roulette means little wheel in French, also the word croupier comes from French as well). This version has just one zero, 36 numbers and offers no bonuses or extra features for any of the numbers (except for zero as discussed above). The La Partage brings the 97,3% RTP of standard European Roulette all the way up to 98,65%, which means this roulette type has the best return-to-player RTP (the higher the RTP the better it is for the player, and worse for the casino, the higher it is the more you can win long term). This is particular version was made by Net Ent. Despite the fact that it is from 2014 the graphics are decent and it’s mobile compatible.

 

*Even money bets are: Red/Black, Odd/Even, Hi/Lo, sometimes written as Manque/Passe or 1-18/19-36 in French Roulette

 

French Roulette stats

Type: French Roulette (European Roulette with La Partage)
Software: Net Entertainment
RTP: 98,65% (for even-money bets), 97,3% (non-even money bets)
Number of zeros: 1
Number of wheels: 1
Release date: January 2014

 

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If you would like to try out French Roulette with real money you can do so at the following online casinos: 

 

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  • All Blackjack Games: 25%
  • 3 Card Brag: 50%
  • Casino Hold'em: 25%
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The deposit bonus amount must be wagered 40 times before withdrawal and 35 times for the free spins.
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Wagering limitation:
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  • 25% - Baccarat
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  • 5% - Blackjack, Craps
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The deposit bonus amount must be wagered 40 times before withdrawal.
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French Roulette - features, betting, and payouts

French Roulette features

This a picture of a digital HD French Roulette table and wheel. You can read about the unique features of French Roulette compared to other types of roulette.

French Roulette features

 

The French Roulette is the same as the European one (one zero, one wheel, 36 numbers), but it has the La Partage rule, which comes into play with even-money bets. With even-money wagers you don’t lose your bet if you get 0, instead only the half of it. This raises the RTP, making this version the most favourable form of Roulette to players.

 

French Roulette betting

The same as European Roulette. The French terminology might be confusing at first, so I recommend checking out the terminology section below, where we get into details about what the different types of french terms mean.

 

French Roulette paytable, payouts

This is the paytable of Net Ent's 2014 French Roulette. In case the picture doesn't show up you can read the values below.

French Roulette paytable

 

Inside Bets (types and odds):

  • Straight up – 35:1
  • Split bet – 17:1
  • Street bet – 11:1
  • Square\corner bet -8:1

Outside Bets (types and odds):

  • Column Bet – 2:1
  • Line bet (dozen) – 2:1
  • Hi/Lo – 1:1

When the ball lands on the zero (and you made an even money bet) you’ll only lose half of your bet, because of the la Partage rule.

 

French Roulette wining strategy

There is a lot of misinformation about working French Roulette strategies and winning roulette strategies in general, so called roulette systems. There aren’t any! There is only one thing you should remember always stick to even-money bets, while playing French roulette in order to maximize your chances of winning, that’s it. Don’t get scammed, especially if people ask for money to tell you their secret “guaranteed to win roulette strategy”, there is no such thing. There is only one thing you can do to hack the system, but that only works in brick&mortar casinos, it’s called wheel bias, and you can read about it here, but it doesn’t work online and it only works with old roulette wheels.

 

French Roulette history

European roulette was invented in Paris, France (the exact city is debated, but it’s certain that it was in France) by a French theologian/inventor/mathematician/writer Blaise Pascal, who created it as an experimental perpetual motion machine, not a gambling device. The fast colorful spinning wheel amazed people (this was before movies and computer games) so entrepreneurial casino and gambling hall owners copied it and turned it into the game we know today. By 1843 it was already widespread in Europe.

 

French Roulette rules

No special rules apart from Le Partage, which was is already explained above.

 

French roulette jackpot, highest win

Roulette doesn’t have a jackpot, but perhaps winning with a bet on zero can be considered one, many people consider it special, even though it doesn’t pay more than any other straight up number bet. If you bet on a single number you will win 35x of your bet. That is the closes thing roulette has to a jackpot.

 

French Roulette free spins

It’s not possible to win free spins in French Roulette. However, some casinos occasionally offer free spins (also called free games, same thing) as part of a promotion, check out the offers on this page, if you are interested.

 

Fench roulette terminology

French roulette terminology can be quite scary at first if you don’t speak French. However, it is customary and polite to use the French words in a brick & mortar European casino when talking to a croupier, but if you don’t know them that’s also fine. Here are the the must-know terms associated with European Roulette:

This picture illustrates the so called carr bet, which is corner bet in English.

How a corner, carr bet looks like

Carr: Carr means corner in French. A corner bet is when you place a single chip on 4 numbers by placing it at the corner of the numbers.

Cheval: A split bet, placing one casino chip between two numbers thereby placing a bet on both numbers.

Colonne: French term, means a column, it’s betting on a column, a column bet.

Croupier: The equivalent of a dealer, the casino employee who oversees the roulette table. Sometimes called a host/hostess outside of Europe.

En Plein: Means a plain, a plain bet. Called a straight up bet in English, a single bet on a single number.

En Prison: Literally, in prison. An optional rule applied to even-money wagers* only. When the outcome is zero, your bet will be en prison (in prison) for a subsequent spin instead of just losing your bet. If you win during next spin you get your full bet back but no winnings, but if you lose, you lose the bet. Example: So if you bet $10 on even, but a zero comes, you will be put in prison, next an even number comes you get your $10 back and no more. However, if an odd number was spun instead you lose your bet. Somewhat increases RTP for even-money wagers.

*Even money bets are: Red/Black, Odd/Even, Hi/Lo, sometimes written as Manque/Passe–in European (French) Roulette – or 1-18/19-36 (it’s 1to18 and 19to36 on the illustration above).

La Partage: Again, an optional roulette rule very similar to the En Prison. If you place an even-money bet and zero is spun your bet will be divided in half instead of losing it all. This really helps players and pushes the RTP up, from 97,3% to 98,65% for even money bets. This is better than En Prison.

 

This is a picture illustrating the positions of various french bets on a single zero, European Roulette wheel.

The place of French bets on a European roulette wheel.

French Bets: These bets cover certain physical sections of the roulette wheel. They are popular in European casinos, particularly among high rollers. A player making a French bet is actually making several bets at once to cover all of the numbers in each wheel section.

  • Orphelins: Orphans. Betting on the numbers 9,13,14,20,17,34,6.
  • Le Tiers Du Cylindre: The third of the wheel. Betting on the numbers 27, 13, 36, 11, 30, 8, 23, 10, 5, 24, 16, 33.
  • Voisins du Zero: Neighbours of Zero. The largest and consequently most expensive French bet includes: 0, 22, 18, 29, 7, 28, 12, 35, 3, 26, 32, 15, 19, 4, 21, 2, 25
  • Jeu Zéro: Game Zero. A smaller version of Voisins du Zero, only includes: 0, 32, 15, 12, 35, 3, 26

 

Transversale: French term meaning a street bet a.k.a row bet. Placing a casino chip at the end of a row, betting on the whole row.

Sixainne: French for 6 line bets. A line bet is a split row bet. 6 line bets covers all the numbers.

Finales a Cheval: In English: horse finals . You are betting a series of split bets (a cheval, a horse) on two adjacent numbers on the table and any variations of them. This means if you place a finales a cheval 3,6 you place split bets on 3,6 – 13,16 – 23,26 – 33,36, 4 bets in total.

 

If you would like to try out French Roulette with real money you can do so at the following online casinos: 

 

For European players (North Americans can not register at these casinos):

 

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Playthrough requirements and wagering limitations

Only for UK players, new players only.
Playthrough requirement: 65x
Wagering limitation:
  • Slots: 100%
  • Roulette: 25%
  • All Blackjack Games: 25%
  • 3 Card Brag: 50%
  • Casino Hold'em: 25%
  • Baccarat: 0%
  • Everything else: 0%


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Playthrough requirements and wagering limitations

The deposit bonus amount must be wagered 40 times before withdrawal and 35 times for the free spins.
Playthrough requirement: • 100%: Slots • 10%: All Roulette (except Live), Caribbean Stud & Casino Stud Poker Games • 10%: All Casino Hold’Em, Red Dog, Pai Gow, Poker Games, Oasis Poker & Texas Hold’Em Poker Games • 5%: All BlackJack (except Live BlackJack), Baccarat, Video Poker, Pontoon, Beat Me, Punto Banco Games
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  • Playthrough requirement: 40-60x for match bonuses and usually 60x for free spins and other bonuses, depends on the bonus check the casino's web page for the specific, up to date, current playthrough requirements and wagering limitations

Wagering limitation:
  • 100% - Slots and Keno
  • 50% - Roulette and Three Card Poker
  • 25% - Baccarat
  • 10% - Video Poker
  • 5% - Blackjack, Craps
  • 0% - Everything else


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